Teen reportedly in custody in stray-bullet shooting of 16-year-old girl

Glenn Schuck
October 29, 2019 - 7:01 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A person of interest in the shooting of a 16-year-old girl who was struck outside a Queens school Monday is speaking with police.

The suspect, a teenage boy turned himself in and has been taken to the police precinct for questioning, according to reports.

Police believe the shooting may be connected to a fatal stray-bullet shooting of a 14-year-old on Saturday, according to reports.

Police released footage of the three people they’re searching for in relation to Monday’s shooting.

They believe the girl was hit by a stray bullet and that the intended target was a student who was also the intended target of Saturday’s shooting, reports say.

The teen was shot a single time in the left shoulder.

The victim, a student at the New Dawn Charter School, is currently in the hospital and is expected to survive.

The three suspects are believed to be in their late teens to early 20s.

They were in front of the school, near 89th Avenue and 161st Street in Jamaica when a fight started.

Soon, shots were fired and the girl was struck.

On Saturday, 14-year-old Aamir Griffin was killed while playing basketball at the Baisley Park Houses.

The shootings are believed to be gang-related, according to police.

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